Content Advisory

CONTENT ADVISORY FOR HEARTLAND THEATRE 2019-2020 SEASON

 

THE ELECTRIC BABY

GENRE: Magical Realism which weaves fantasy and myth into everyday life and challenges the viewer to question what is real.

LANGUAGE: Rozie uses very strong language for which Bimbo admonishes her.

SMOKING/DRINKING/DRUG USE: None.

SEX: There are references to Rozie’s part-time escort business, but nothing sexual is depicted on stage.

VIOLENCE: None onstage. There are sound effects of the aftermath of a traffic accident.

FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? Adult.

RATING: “R” for language.

 

OUSIDE MULLINGAR

GENRE: Romantic comedy set in rural Ireland.

LANGUAGE: The characters are Irish and invoke the name of Jesus liberally, but overall, only mild language.

SMOKING/DRINKING/DRUG USE: Tony and Rosemary smoke pipes; Rosemary also smokes cigarettes but is trying to quit. Anthony and Rosemary drink Guinness.

SEX: None

VIOLENCE: None

FOR WHICH AUDIENCES?:Adult/children over age 13.

RATING: “PG13.”

 

WAITING FOR GODOT

GENERE: Beckett describes the play as a “tragicomedy.” It is a preeminent example of the Theater of the Absurd which explores the idea that while inherent meaning might exist in the universe, human beings are incapable of finding it.

LANGUAGE: Mild language.

SMOKING/DRINKING/DRUG USE: Pozzo smokes a pipe.

SEX: None.

VIOLENCE: Estragon and Vladimir discuss suicide but do not act on it. Pozzo is verbally abusive to Lucky; physical abuse of Lucky is implied but not depicted other than his having a rope around his neck in the manner of a pack animal.

FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? Adult/children over age 13.

RATING: “PG13.”

 

THE CAKE

GENRE: Dramatic comedy in which cultures clash over cake.

LANGUAGE: Occasional off-color language.

SMOKING/DRINKING/DRUG USE: None.

SEX: Three sexually suggestive scenes.

VIOLENCE: None.

FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? Adult/mature teen.

RATING: “R” for sexual situations.